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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817285/inorganic-organic-coating-via-molecular-layer-deposition-enables-long-life-sodium-metal-anode
#1
Yang Zhao, Lyudmila V Goncharova, Qian Zhang, Payam Kaghazchi, Qian Sun, Andrew Lushington, Biqiong Wang, Ruying Li, Xueliang Sun
Metallic Na anode is considered as the promising alternative candidate for Na ion batteries (NIBs) and Na metal batteries (NMBs) due to the high specific capacity, low potential. However, the unstable solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) layer caused by serious corrosion and reaction in electrolyte will lead to big challenges, including dendrite growth, low Coulombic efficiency and even safety issues. In this paper, we firstly demonstrate the inorganic-organic coating via advanced molecular layer deposition (alucone) as protective layer for metallic Na anode...
August 17, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817281/linking-solution-structures-and-energetics-thorium-nitrate-complexes
#2
Suntharalingam Skanthakumar, Geng Bang Jin, Jian Lin, Valérie Vallet, Lynda Soderholm
Seeking predictive insights into how metal-ion speciation impacts solution chemistry as well as the composition and structure of solid-precipitates, thorium correlations, with both solvent and other solute ions, were quantitatively probed in a series of acidic, nitrate/perchlorate solutions held at constant ionic strength. Difference pair-distribution functions (dPDF), obtained from high-energy x-ray scattering (HEXS) data, provide unprecedented structural information on the number of Th ligating ions in solution and how they change with increasing nitrate concentration...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817264/structural-diversities-in-heterometallic-mn-ca-cluster-chemistry-from-the-use-of-salicylhydroxamic-acid-mn-iii-4ca2-mn-ii-iii-6ca2-mn-iii-iv-8ca-and-mn-iii-8ca2-complexes-with-relevance-to-both-high-and-low-valent-states-of-the-oxygen-evolving-complex
#3
Alysha A Alaimo, Evangelia S Koumousi, Luís Cunha-Silva, Laura J McCormick, Simon J Teat, Vassilis Psycharis, Catherine P Raptopoulou, Shreya Mukherjee, Chaoran Li, Sayak Das Gupta, Albert Escuer, George Christou, Theocharis C Stamatatos
One-pot reactions between the [Mn3O(O2CPh)6(py)x](+/0) triangular precursors and either CaBr2·xH2O or CaCl2·6H2O, in the presence of salicylhydroxamic acid (shaH2), have afforded the heterometallic complexes [Mn(III)4Ca2(O2CPh)4(shi)4(H2O)3(Me2CO)] (1) and (pyH)[Mn(II)2Mn(III)4Ca2Cl2(O2CPh)7(shi)4(py)4] (2), respectively, in good yields. Further reactions but using a more flexible synthetic scheme comprising the Mn(NO3)2·4H2O/Ca(NO3)2·4H2O and Mn(O2CPh)2·2H2O/Ca(ClO4)2·4H2O "metal blends" and shaH2, in the presence of external base NEt3, led to the new complexes (NHEt3)2[Mn(III)4Mn(IV)4Ca(OEt)2(shi)10(EtOH)2] (3) and (NHEt3)4[Mn(III)8Ca2(CO3)4(shi)8] (4), respectively...
August 17, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816433/syndiotactic-polystyrene-based-ionogel-membranes-for-high-temperature-electrochemical-applications
#4
Prasad Raut, Wenfeng Liang, Yu-Ming Chen, Yu Zhu, Sadhan C Jana
This work focuses on ionogel membranes for use in Li-ion batteries fabricated from syndiotactic polystyrene (sPS) gels filled with ionic liquids (ILs). The aim is to increase the operating temperature of Li-ion batteries. s. Thermal stability and safe operation of Li-ion batteries are two key attributes for their success in hybrid vehicles and other high temperature applications. The volatility of the liquid electrolytes in current lithium-ion battery technology causes thermal runaway leading to fire, explosion, and swelling of the cell...
August 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816371/transition-metal-free-cleavage-of-co
#5
Marc Devillard, Bas de Bruin, Maxime Siegler, Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt
Tertiary silane 1H, 2-((diphenylsilyl)methyl)-6-methylpyridine, reacts with tris(pentafluorophenyl)borane (BCF) to form the intramolecular pyridine-stabilized silylium 1+-HBCF. The corresponding 2-((diphenylsilyl)methyl)-pyridine, lacking the methyl-group on the pyridine ring, forms classic N(py)→B adduct 2H-BCF featuring an intact silane Si-H fragment. Complex 1+-HBCF promotes cleavage of the C≡O triple bond in carbon monoxide with double C-Csp2 bond formation, leading to complex 3 featuring a B-(diarylmethyl)-B-aryl-boryloxysilane fragment...
August 17, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816308/ln-iii-complexes-ln-eu-gd-tb-dy-with-a-chiral-ligand-containing-1-10-phenanthroline-and-menthol-fragments-synthesis-structure-magnetic-properties-and-photoluminescence
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Stanislav V Larionov, Yuliya A Bryleva, Ludmila A Glinskaya, Victor F Plyusnin, Arkady S Kupryakov, Alexander M Agafontsev, Alexey V Tkachev, Artem S Bogomyakov, Dmitry A Piryazev, Ilya V Korolkov
A series of lanthanide(iii) complexes based on the new chiral ligand L, which contains 1,10-phenanthroline and (-)-menthol fragments, namely [LnL2(NO3)3] (Ln = Eu (1), Gd (2), Tb (3), Dy (4)), have been synthesized and structurally characterized. Complexes 1-4 are isostructural and crystallize in the non-centrosymmetric space group P41212. The mononuclear complexes comprise a 10-coordinate Ln(3+) ion with two bidentate N,N-donor ligands (L) and three bidentate chelating nitrate groups. The magnetic properties of complexes 1-4 are determined mainly by the Ln(3+) ions...
August 17, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816040/carbon-nanotube-thread-electrochemical-cell-detection-of-heavy-metals
#7
Daoli Zhao, David Siebold, Noe T Alvarez, Vesselin N Shanov, William R Heineman
In this work, all three electrodes in an electrochemical cell were fabricated based on carbon nanotube (CNT) thread. CNT thread partially insulated with a thin polystyrene coating to define the microelectrode area was used as the working electrode; bare CNT thread was used as the auxiliary electrode; and a micro quasi-reference electrode was fabricated by electroplating CNT thread with Ag and then anodizing it in chloride solution to form a layer of AgCl. The AgǀAgCl coated CNT thread electrode provided a stable potential comparable to the conventional liquid-junction type AgǀAgCl reference electrode...
August 17, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815875/the-pathogenic-a2v-mutant-exhibits-distinct-aggregation-kinetics-metal-site-structure-and-metal-exchange-of-the-cu2-a%C3%AE-complex
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Lars Hemmingsen, Arun K Somavarapu, Fei Shen, Kaare Teillum, Jingdong Zhang, Susanne Mossin, Peter W Thulstrup, Morten J Bjerrum, Manish K Tiwari, Daniel Szunyogh, Peter M Søfotfe, Kasper K Kepp
A prominent current hypothesis is that impaired metal ion homeostasis may contribute to Alzheimer's Disease (AD). We elucidate the interaction of Cu2+ with wild-type (WT) Aβ1-40 and the genetic variants A2T and A2V which display increasing pathogenicity as A2T<WT<A2V. Cu2+ significantly extends the lag phase in aggregation kinetics, in particular for the pathogenic A2V variant. Additionally, a rapid, initial, low intensity ThT response is observed, possibly reflecting formation of Cu2+ induced amorphous aggregates, as supported by AFM and CD spectroscopy, again most notably for the A2V variant...
August 16, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815804/octadentate-picolinic-acid-based-bispidine-ligand-for-radiometal-ions
#9
Peter Comba, Una Jermilova, Chris Orvig, Brian O Patrick, Caterina F Ramogida, Katharina Rück, Christina Schneider, Miriam Starke
The synthesis of the octadentate bispidine ligand H2bispa2 bearing two picolinic acid pendant arms and its coordination chemistry with metal ions with radionuclides relevant for nuclear medicine, i.e. indium(III) (111In), lutetium(III) (177Lu) and lanthanum(III) (as surrogate for 225Ac), are reported. The non-radioactive metal complexes of the N6O2-type bispa ligand were characterized by 1H and 13C nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, elemental analysis, mass spectrometry and single crystal X-ray analysis...
August 16, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815775/pet-switching-mechanism-of-a-napthalimide-derivative-with-its-solvatochromic-behaviour-an-experimental-and-theoretical-study-with-in-cell-investigations
#10
Dipti Singharoy, Sourav Chowdhury, Soumya Sundar Mati, Swadesh Ghosh, Krishnananda Chattopadhyay, Subhash Chandra Bhattacharya
The sole existence of t-bone shape napthalimide derivative [2-(2-aminoethyl)-1H-benzo[de]isoquinoline-1,3(2H)-dione] (NAP) which in turn gives rise to a PET mechanism, has been established using a combination of experimental and theoretical studies. In parallel an in vitro-in cell PET mechanism has also been shown. To understand the photo physics of NAP, solvent studies have been carried out in different solvents. In addition, theoretical calculations have been resorted to explain the spectroscopic properties through optimized structures...
August 17, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815215/structural-characterization-of-acidic-m17-leucine-aminopeptidases-from-the-tritryps-and-evaluation-of-their-role-in-nutrient-starvation-in-trypanosoma-brucei
#11
Jennifer Timm, Maria Valente, Daniel García-Caballero, Keith S Wilson, Dolores González-Pacanowska
Leucine aminopeptidase (LAP) is found in all kingdoms of life and catalyzes the metal-dependent hydrolysis of the N-terminal amino acid residue of peptide or amino acyl substrates. LAPs have been shown to participate in the N-terminal processing of certain proteins in mammalian cells and in homologous recombination and transcription regulation in bacteria, while in parasites, they are involved in host cell invasion and provision of essential amino acids for growth. The enzyme is essential for survival in Plasmodium falciparum, where its drug target potential has been suggested...
July 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814953/in-vitro-characterization-of-jellyfish-venom-fibrin-ogen-olytic-enzymes-from-nemopilema-nomurai
#12
Seong Kyeong Bae, Hyunkyoung Lee, Yunwi Heo, Min Jung Pyo, Indu Choudhary, Chang Hoon Han, Won Duk Yoon, Changkeun Kang, Euikyung Kim
BACKGROUND: Because jellyfish are capable of provoking envenomation in humans, they are considered hazardous organisms. Although the effects of their toxins are a matter of concern, information on the venom components, biological activity and pathological mechanisms are still scarce. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate a serine protease component of Nemopilema nomurai jellyfish venom (NnV) and unveil its characteristics. METHODS: To determine the relationship between fibrinolytic activity of NnV and the serine protease, fibrin zymography was performed using metalloprotease and serine protease inhibitors...
2017: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814513/escape-of-tick-borne-flavivirus-from-2-c-methylated-nucleoside-antivirals-is-mediated-by-a-single-conservative-mutation-in-ns5-that-has-a-dramatic-effect-on-viral-fitness
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Ludek Eyer, Hirofumi Kondo, Darina Zouharova, Minato Hirano, James J Valdés, Memi Muto, Tomas Kastl, Shintaro Kobayashi, Jan Haviernik, Manabu Igarashi, Hiroaki Kariwa, Marketa Vaculovicova, Jiri Cerny, Rene Kizek, Andrea Kröger, Stefan Lienenklaus, Milan Dejmek, Radim Nencka, Martin Palus, Jiri Salat, Erik De Clercq, Kentaro Yoshii, Daniel Ruzek
Tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) causes a severe and potentially fatal neuroinfection in humans. Despite its high medical relevance, no specific antiviral therapy is currently available. Here we demonstrate that treatment with a nucleoside analog, 7-deaza-2' -C-methyladenosine (7-deaza-2' -CMA), substantially improved disease outcome, increased survival, and reduced signs of neuroinfection and viral titers in the brains of mice infected with a lethal dose of TBEV. To investigate the mechanism of action of 7-deaza-2' -CMA, two drug-resistant TBEV clones were generated and characterized...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812956/toxicity-identification-and-evaluation-for-the-effluent-from-a-nonmetallic-mineral-mining-facility-in-korea-using-d-magna
#14
Sungjong Lee, Hongjoo Ha, JinKyung Hong, Guyoung Kang, Chunsang Hong
Industrial wastewater has attracted increasing attention in recent years because of its impact on ecosystems and human health. Whole-effluent tests are generally used to monitor toxicities of unknown chemicals and conventional pollutants from industrial effluent discharges. This study described identification evaluation (TIE) procedures to determine the acute toxicity of a nonmetallic mineral mining facility effluent that was toxic to Daphnia magna. In the characterization step (TIE phase I), toxic effects of heavy metals, organic compounds, oxidants, volatile organic compounds, suspended solids, and ammonia were screened...
January 1, 2017: Toxicology and Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812873/ultrathin-manganese-based-metal-organic-framework-nanosheets-low-cost-and-energy-dense-lithium-storage-anodes-with-the-coexistence-of-metal-and-ligand-redox-activities
#15
Chao Li, Xiaoshi Hu, Wei Tong, Wensheng Yan, Xiaobing Lou, Ming Shen, Bingwen Hu
We herein demonstrate the fabrication of Mn- and Ni-based ultrathin metal-organic framework nanosheets with the same coordination mode (defined as 'Mn-UMOFNs' and 'Ni-UMOFNs', respectively) through an expedient and versatile ultrasonic approach, and scrutinize their electrochemical properties as anode materials for rechargeable lithium battery for the first time. The obtained Mn-UMOFNs with structure advantages over Ni-UMOFNs (thinner nanosheets, smaller metal-ion radius, higher specific surface area) exhibit high reversible capacity (1187 mAh g-1 at 100 mA g-1 for 100 cycles), excellent rate capability (701 mAh g-1 even at 2 A g-1), rapid Li+ diffusion coefficient (2...
August 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812744/benzene-centred-tripodal-diglycolamides-for-the-sequestration-of-trivalent-actinides-metal-ion-extraction-and-luminescence-spectroscopic-investigations-in-a-room-temperature-ionic-liquid
#16
Seraj Ahmad Ansari, Prasanta Kumar Mohapatra, Andrea Leoncini, Jurriaan Huskens, Willem Verboom
Three benzene-centred tripodal diglycolamide (Bz-T-DGA) ligands, where the diglycolamide (DGA) moieties are attached to a central benzene ring through ethylene spacers (LI), amide groups (LII) or ether linkages (LIII), were evaluated for their extraction behaviour towards trivalent actinide and lanthanide ions in a room temperature ionic liquid (RTIL), viz. 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethane)sulfonimide ([C4mim][Tf2N]). The extraction behaviour of these ligands in [C4mim][Tf2N] medium was compared with that obtained in the molecular solvent n-dodecane showing an opposite selectivity of LIII > LII > LIvs...
August 16, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812086/different-natures-of-surface-electronic-transitions-of-carbon-nanoparticles
#17
A Sciortino, A Cayuela, M L Soriano, F M Gelardi, M Cannas, M Valcárcel, F Messina
The photoluminescence behaviour of carbon-based nanodots is still debated. Both core and surface structures are involved in the emission mechanism, and the electronic transitions can be modified by external agents such as metal ions or pH, but the general relation between the structure and the optical function is poorly understood. Here, we report a comparative study on the effects of these variables, changing the core structure from crystalline to amorphous, and modifying the surface structure by different passivation procedures...
August 16, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811866/preliminary-data-on-the-interaction-between-some-biometals-and-oxidative-stress-status-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-disease-patients
#18
Ioana-Miruna Balmuș, Stefan-Adrian Strungaru, Alin Ciobica, Mircea-Nicusor Nicoara, Romeo Dobrin, Gabriel Plavan, Cristinel Ștefănescu
Increased interest regarding the biometal mechanisms of action and the pathways in which they have regulatory roles was lately observed. Particularly, it was shown that biometal homeostasis dysregulation may lead to neurodegeneration including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson disease, or prion protein disease, since important molecular signaling mechanisms in brain functions implicate both oxidative stress and redox active biometals. Oxidative stress could be a result of a breakdown in metal-ion homeostasis which leads to abnormal metal protein chelation...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811613/transcriptomic-analysis-of-nickel-exposure-in-sphingobium-sp-ba1-cells-using-rna-seq
#19
M Volpicella, C Leoni, C Manzari, M Chiara, E Picardi, E Piancone, F Italiano, A D'Erchia, M Trotta, D S Horner, G Pesole, L R Ceci
Nickel acts as cofactor for a number of enzymes of many bacteria species. Its homeostasis is ensured by proteins working as ion efflux or accumulation systems. These mechanisms are also generally adopted to counteract life-threatening high extra-cellular Ni(2+) concentrations. Little is known regarding nickel tolerance in the genus Sphingobium. We studied the response of the novel Sphingobium sp. ba1 strain, able to adapt to high Ni(2+) concentrations. Differential gene expression in cells cultured in 10 mM Ni(2+), investigated by RNA-seq analysis, identified 118 differentially expressed genes...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811471/two-magnon-scattering-in-the-5d-all-in-all-out-pyrochlore-magnet-cd2os2o7
#20
Thi Minh Hien Nguyen, Luke J Sandilands, C H Sohn, C H Kim, Aleksander L Wysocki, In-Sang Yang, S J Moon, Jae-Hyeon Ko, J Yamaura, Z Hiroi, Tae Won Noh
5d pyrochlore oxides with all-in-all-out magnetic order are prime candidates for realizing strongly correlated, topological phases of matter. Despite significant effort, a full understanding of all-in-all-out magnetism remains elusive as the associated magnetic excitations have proven difficult to access with conventional techniques. Here we report a Raman spectroscopy study of spin dynamics in the all-in-all-out magnetic state of the 5d pyrochlore Cd2Os2O7. Through a comparison between the two-magnon scattering and spin-wave theory, we confirm the large single ion anisotropy in this material and show that the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya and exchange interactions play a significant role in the spin-wave dispersions...
August 15, 2017: Nature Communications
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